Clinical Assistant Professor – Salt Lake Center

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Job description

Requisition: R1800066

Review Date: 03/04/2018

Job Category: Faculty

Department: Nutrition Dietetics & Food Sciences

College/Unit: Colleg Of Agriculture & Applied Sci

Location: Salt Lake City Campus

Posting Duration: Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

Non-tenure track, full-time, 12-month, benefited position-Utah State University Salt Lake Center

The Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences at Utah State University invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor faculty position located at the Utah State University (USU) Salt Lake Center. The faculty member will assist the USU Dietetic Internship Director with ongoing implementation and oversight of the USU Distance Dietetic Internship with a role statement of 95% teaching and 5% Service. This is a non-tenure track, full-time, 12-month, benefited position anticipated to begin June 2018.

The position will remain open until filled.

This unique faculty position supports national delivery of the USU Dietetic Internship program in a distance format utilizing an online learning platform. All classes are taught online.

Responsibilities:Co-instruct 4 courses in NDFS: 6900 Orientation; NDFS 6350 Foodservice Management; NDFS 6050 Community Nutrition; NDFS 6250 Clinical Nutrition.

Assure that all ACEND accreditation standards, policies and procedures are met; recruit and select of interns, advise, evaluate and counsel interns reporting to them; negotiate and maintain affiliation agreements with practice sites. Communicate and coordinate with faculty, preceptors and other administrators involved with the DI program; be involved in program evaluation and the on-going review of the program’s curriculum to meet accreditation standards; assist in building required reports for AND, ACEND and CDR; maintain student/intern records (advising plans, verification statements). Service activities include serving on departmental and graduate (MDA student) committees, membership and leadership in professional organizations.

Dept/College Highlights:About USU Salt Lake Center

As noted above, this faculty position will be located at the USU Salt Lake Center. This modern facility houses state-of-the-art technology and serves as the hub of USU’s educational programs in the Salt Lake Valley. The USU Salt Lake Center primarily serves public educators through partnerships with local school districts, offering a number of degrees, certificates, and licensure opportunities. In addition it provides Wasatch Front residents access to a variety of Master and Bachelor degrees and certification programs. Salt Lake City offers a variety of rich cultural opportunities (e.g. ballet, theatre, symphony, and opera) and premier outdoor recreation (e.g. skiing, hiking, and boating).

Utah State University offers competitive salaries and outstanding medical, retirement, and professional benefits. The University is dedicated to recruiting stellar candidates from a diverse pool including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals from under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Utah State is sensitive to the needs of dual-career couples, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer (, and is committed to increasing diversity among students, faculty, and all participants in university life.

Qualifications:Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in nutrition or dietetics-related area
  • At least three years of experience as a registered dietitian in a practice setting
  • Current Registered Dietitian with CDR and willing to become a Certified Dietitian in Utah within 6 months of hire

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in teaching and education, particularly nutrition/dietetics-related higher education and/or with delivery of instruction via online learning platforms
  • Experience in food service management
  • Experience with National School Lunch Program
  • Membership in Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)

Knowledge, Skill and Ability Requirements: (in order of importance)

  1. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member
  2. Demonstrated ability to problem solve and implement solutions
  3. Ability to prioritize tasks, manage multiple projects with attention to detail
  4. Excellent oral and written communication skills
  5. Knowledge of adult education principles
  6. Knowledge of online teaching principles
  7. Knowledge and skill in data collection and program evaluation
  8. Proficient with technology and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access)
  9. Knowledge of dietetics education requirements

Opportunity Type: Full-Time w/benefits packagePercent of Time or Hours per Week: 100%

Advertised Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits


Often Functional Requirements (25-75% time):
Use of fingers (e.g. typing),Both hands required or compensated by the use of acceptable prostheses

Continuous Functional Requirements (75%+ time):
Routine visual requirements (e.g. reading with attention to details; seeing activities near and far),Routine hearing ability (e.g. whispers at close range; voices at 15 feet; converse by telephone)

Continuous Environmental Factors (75%+ time):

ADA Cognitive Requirements:
Apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Deal with non-verbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.) in its most difficult phases. Deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables. Comprehend complex, hard-to-understand concepts.

ADA Math Requirements:
Apply knowledge of advanced mathematical and statistical techniques such as differential and integral calculus, factor analysis, and probability determination, or work with a wide variety of theoretical mathematical concepts and make original applications of mathematical procedures, as in empirical and differential equations.

ADA Communication Requirements – Speech:
Expression of a level comparable to 5, plus highest order verbal skills such as ability to lecture to large groups, ability to speak on complex issues without prepared notes.

ADA Comm Requirements – Comprehension:
Comprehensive and expression of a level comparable to 5, plus highest order of composition skills such as ability to do this as primary function of the job, to draft and edit publication-quality papers, to prepare highly complex documents such as wills and contracts. May involve a large volume of such composition.

ADA Travel Requirements:
Minimal travel required – ability to travel infrequently (i.e., annually) for activities such as developmental sessions at a centralized training center.

How to apply

Apply online

Required Documents (The names and contact information of 3 references will be collected during the application process):
Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Transcript

Other Required document types/Special Instructions to Applicants:
Cover letter should address dietetics experience and teaching experience.

In 1888, the Agricultural College of Utah was founded as the state's land-grant institution. It became Utah State University in 1957. Throughout time, USU has remained true to its roots as an institution dedicated to the land and its people